11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

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San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Tokyo at 79°F and lows at 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, then make a trip to Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip planning app .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Osaka Castle). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto holiday maker app .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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